Learn About Proposed Improvements for TCSS Schools

  • Registered voters in Tuscaloosa County will have the opportunity to vote on an eight mill property tax to fund local school improvements on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. All registered voters in Tuscaloosa County, except those who live in the Tuscaloosa City limits, are eligible to vote in this special election. 


    Currently, Tuscaloosa County ranks at the bottom of the state in millage rate for local school funding; however, TCSS is one of the largest school systems in the state. Out of 139 school systems in Alabama, TCSS is number one by geographic size and number nine in student population. TCSS serves approximately 19,000 students.


    The last time Tuscaloosa County voters approved a millage rate increase for local school funding was more than 100 years ago, in 1917.


    100 percent of the funds generated by the additional property tax would go to TCSS for local school improvements. Proposed improvements for the entire district include:


    • More school resource officers and building security improvements
    • Pre-K available to all students
    • Smaller class sizes
    • More electives and career tech options
    • Dual enrollment scholarships
    • Art and music classes for elementary schools
    • Increased mental health resources
    • Construction of a centrally-located performing arts venue

    This funding would also support facilities improvements that address specific needs of each TCSS high school attendance zone. Click the links below for information specific to each attendance zone.

    Proposed Improvements for Brookwood High Attendance Zone

    Proposed Improvements for Hillcrest High Attendance Zone

    Proposed Improvements for Holt High Attendance Zone

    Proposed Improvements for Northside High Attendance Zone

    Proposed Improvements for Sipsey Valley High Attendance Zone

    Proposed Improvements for Tuscaloosa County High Attendance Zone